ERIC Number: ED128099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
The Cultural Dimension in Learning and Child Development: New Policy Implications. Working Paper Series No. 12.
Seelig, Jerome M.
Prepared for presentation to a "Consultation on the Cultural Dimensions of Learning and Development in the Young Child," this paper offers a series of policy recommendations as a guide to implementation of child service programs that are sensitive to cultural and group identity influences. The terms "ethnicity,""identity" and "culture" are defined, and it is emphasized that professionals must understand the culture of young children and their families and the way that culture diverges from the values and culture of public institutions. The bulk of the paper consists of specific policy recommendations for each of the following groups: researchers, child welfare agencies and professionals, employers and labor unions, government, training institutions, the media, schools, child/day care programs, and consumers (including children, parents, community, and ethnic or special interest groups). (BF)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Child Development, Cultural Context, Cultural Pluralism, Day Care Centers, Disadvantaged, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Ethnic Groups, Family Characteristics, Intergroup Relations, Minority Group Children, Minority Groups
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Jewish Committee, New York, NY. Inst. on Pluralism and Group Identity.